It's looking more and more like I'll have to get a new tv, relegating my current samsung to role of "second tv." Picture quality is first rate, but the quirks cancel out it's strengths:
1. every time I power on a device connected to the tv, broadcast tv signal reception goes on the fritz. Apparently, any device sucks enough power to draw enough power from the terk antenna amp to compromise reception.
2. only 2 hdmi ins, no audio out, no headphone jack, etc.
3. samsung amp does work, and I must admit this is a feature that will come in quite handy for sports viewing.
It's very frustrating: it's like driving a porsche with 400 horses, but with tires, wheels and bucket seats from a yugo, none of which can be replaced.